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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie's narrative tension hinges on, well, nothing. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    When it aims for humor, it feels overwrought and clichéd. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Motherhood's litany of complaints and trite comedy-drama comes off as thin, and targeted, as a flyer for The Children's Place. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Neither earth-shaking nor profound, but it has considerable charm, thanks to an appealing cast and some sharply witty observations about the pressures of child-rearing in Manhattan. show more

  • 40
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Motherhood doesn't really need a recession to call attention to its flaws. The movie's a perfect dud on its own terms. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    If Carrie Bradshaw ever trades her Manolos for sneakers and starts blogging about raising children, I pray she wouldn't be as tiresome as the heroine of Katherine Dieckmann's insufferable comedy Motherhood. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Thurman is bespectacled again for Motherhood, and it saddens me to report that neither she nor this comedy turns into more than an argument against procreation. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    It’s a judgmental tale whose only payoff is carpe diem drivel. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Parenthood seems only half aware of Eliza's REAL problem: that she thinks she's superior to the choices she's made. show more

  • 50

    Though pregnant with possibility, Motherhood fails to deliver. show more

  • March 14, 2010 PawPrintPower1
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    that movie was really stupid

  • February 28, 2010 Stacikins x3
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    The category of this movie is comedy. I didn't think that it was funny at all. There were times when I could have seen it being funny, but it wasn't hunorious to me. More of a life lesson, serious movie. It had good actors, but they couldn't act.

  • November 03, 2009 Dabni
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    embarrassing for all involved. silly dialog. over-acted. uninteresting. not even a good rental.

  • October 23, 2009 Nlogan522
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    What a wonderful surprise. A sweet, profound, honest look at contemporary life without adultery , drugs or murder. It is really the story of a marriage , with Uma Thurman and Anthony Edwards drifting apart and coming together when it counts. Minnie Driver is perfect as the BGF.

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